Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 11 - Page 8


Demand for international bandwidth predicted to rise in Latin America

64 % in 2021 , demand from content providers has been growing .
Content providers claimed around 30 % of LATAM used capacity in 2021 , with demand rising from key industry players like Microsoft , Google and Facebook . These players have been increasing capacity to accommodate the impact of lockdowns and restrictions in 2020 , as well as remote working trends post-pandemic .

TeleGeography , a global telecommunications market research and consulting firm , has predicted that used international bandwidth in Latin America will rise from around 150 Tbps in 2021 to almost 700 Tbps by 2026 at a CAGR of 36 %. Its latest regional overview of Latin

American connectivity market trends shows that demand is strong and continues to rise , largely driven by Internet backbone providers and content providers .
While backbone providers take the majority share of used capacity in Latin America at
“ We see that bandwidth demand remains strong across the region ,” said Anahí Rebatta , Senior Analyst at TeleGeography . “ It ’ s worth noting that 100Gbps wavelength price erosion is outpacing 10Gbps price erosion in nearly all routes . This suggests it will be more cost-effective for customers to upgrade their networks moving forward .”
Brazil is a hotspot for connectivity , with over 30 IXs , while Argentina follows with over 20 .

Harvey Nash Group expands global delivery capability by opening offshore development centers in Latin America

Harvey Nash Group has announced it is expanding the global delivery capability of its NashTech technology solutions business by opening new offshore development centers in Latin America – dedicated to clients based in North and South America .

The centers , in Costa Rica , El Salvador and Colombia , will support NashTech ’ s plans to grow its North American footprint by taking a dedicated development capability to the world ’ s largest technology market .
The new centers , in partnership with FusionHit , will provide near-shore capability to clients , while complementing the work of its development centers across the world , including Vietnam and Poland .
NashTech has 10 offices internationally , employing around 1,700 people . This move is expected to take the development workforce past 2,000 by adding a further 300 highly skilled staff dedicated to the delivery of technology advisory , software services and process automation . There are further plans to grow the business in continental Europe in 2022 .
Nick Lonsdale , CEO of NashTech , said : “ We have seen significant growth from the North American market , and this move will help us fulfil increasing client demand . The opening of this development center will further globalize our delivery footprint and offer our North and South American clients a time zone friendly location and service – which can also be delivered via a blended near-shore and offshore model .”
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